Daily Archives: April 25, 2011

Edible Brooklyn: Hop Happy

Kelso’s brewmaster, Kelly Taylor. Photo: Michael Harlan Turkell

In the latest issue of Edible Brooklyn, I got the chance to dig beneath the hood of Kelso of Brooklyn, one of New York’s most unsung craft breweries. While beer makers such as Sixpoint and Brooklyn garner all the headlines, it’s Kelso that has been making some of the city’s most consistent, quaffable beers. Lord, I love me the crisp pilsner, and the IPA is one of my current top five favorite beers. Though you can’t find Kelso outside the New York City region,  it’s well worth seeking out should you pop into the Big Apple. You can read my full story over at Edible Brooklyn.


Hit Me With Your Worst Shot

That’s a pickled human toe from Canada’s Sourdough Saloon. You drink whiskey. With the toe. In a drink called the Sourtoe Cocktail.

With more than a decade of professional drinking under my belt (and a few other years of, ahem, recreational drinking), I’ve taken my fair share of fetid shots. Whiskey, moonshine, horseradish vodka, mama juana: you name it, I’ve likely flung it down my gullet. And just for you, I’ve corralled 10 of the worst shots known to mankind for today’s tale penned for the Daily Meal: “Hit Me With Your Worst Shot.” Drink it up. If you dare.